Accreditation Statistics

As of May 2, 2024

Cellular Therapy Entities

  • Accredited: 262
  • Applicants: 30

Cord Blood Banks

  • Accredited: 48
  • Applicants: 10


Initial Accreditations

  • Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation
  • CHN - Complexo Hospitalar de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Adult and Pediatric Allogeneic and Autologous Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation, Marrow and  Peripheral Blood Cellular Therapy Product Collection, and Cellular Therapy Product Processing with Minimal Manipulation


A complete list of accredited organizations can be found at

FACT Staff Spotlight: Education Team Preparing to Launch FACT Offerings into Promising Future of Cellular Therapy

Posted in :: 2024 Volume 1 :: Friday, January 26th, 2024

Education is one of the main pillars of services provided by FACT, and its importance continues to grow as more advances are made in cellular therapy and more stakeholders join the field. Maintaining a robustly effective and efficient education program is a major focus of FACT initiatives to facilitate access to therapies that improve the quality and length of life for patients. As such, we are proud to introduce the educational staff at FACT, who work closely with the FACT Education Committee and a large cadre of volunteers who share their time and expertise to implement educational offerings.

Jamie Price, MS, BA, Director of Education

 Jamie Price is the new Director of Education, joining the organization in October 2023. Jamie has extensive experience managing accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs for Endeavor Health. At FACT, she leads the Education Department and is currently focusing on implementation of a new online learning management system. The system will first include modules for inspector development and training and is one of the projects that Jamie is most excited about.

The rise of the remote working environment has enabled FACT to hire professionals from anywhere, and Jamie still feels the team camaraderie despite not being in a physical office. “I really enjoy working with everyone and everyone’s passion for what they do,” says Jamie. “It shows even when we’re not all in the same place.”

Jamie’s new role as FACT’s Director of Education perfectly fits her passion in learning and education. She is pursuing her Doctor of Education degree. She has three adult children who live across the U.S., who she and her husband love visiting when not riding their four-wheeler with their beloved Boston Terrier puppy.

Please join us in welcoming Jamie to the FACT community!

Breann Weishaar, Administrative Projects Associate

Breann Weishaar is an Administrative Projects Associate responsible for a diverse set of education-related responsibilities including graphic design, marketing, educational event coordination, customer service, online store management, and volunteer outreach. Bre began her career at FACT as a temporary staff member during her last semester of college at Iowa State as an apparel merchandising major. Her valuable contributions and interest in FACT led her to a permanent position that has given her many opportunities to grow her skills and knowledge as a young professional. “I enjoy learning more and more about the field of cellular therapy,” says Bre. “I thought my knowledge of stem cells would always be limited to high school biology.”

Bre enjoys building connections and working with FACT volunteers from around the world. She enjoys the travel and is excited about the upcoming 2024 education season and catching up with volunteers again in person at Tandem. She is also looking forward to the rollout of the learning management system.

Bre has a pet cat named Haze, and the FACT team loves to hear stories and see Haze during internal video meetings!

New Standards Development Manager Reflects on First Year with FACT

Posted in :: 2022 Volume 3 :: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

By Monique Summers, RN, MSN, MPA
FACT Standards Development Manager

My name is Monique Summers and I am the FACT Standards Development Manager. I joined FACT in March 2021 and have been off and running since day one.  I join the FACT team with a nursing, public health, and community health planning background.  It has been a pleasure to work with the committees over the past year and I look forward to continuing the process of moving the FACT Standards forward as medical and healthcare technologies advance.  As I reflect on my first year with FACT, I am amazed at all the progress that we have made.

In March 2021, we formed the Cord Blood Steering Committee and associated subcommittees to launch the review process for the eighth edition of the Standards.  Launching the review of the Cord Blood Standards certainly provided a crash course in all things FACT!  I have witnessed first-hand the unrelenting dedication of the committee members to ensure that the Standards reflect the highest level of quality practice in the field of cord blood collection and banking.

Once the work reviewing the Cord Blood Standards was well on its way, I joined the team to finalize the eighth edition HCT Standards for publication.  I was able to learn (and sometimes re-learn) the intricate process of preparing a set of Standards for publication.  The importance of each department at FACT, including Accreditation, Education, and Compliance, was revealed.  The importance of the relationship between FACT and JACIE was also an important concept to learn early and I thank my new colleagues across the pond for your assistance.  Every team member stepped up to help guide me through the process to end with a quality set of Standards-related documents.  Hundreds of written copies were distributed worldwide, and many more programs have downloaded a free copy from the FACT or JACIE websites.

Following the excitement of publishing the HCT Standards, it was time to refocus on the IEC Standards.  The IEC Standards Committee paused its work in response to public comments requesting additional information regarding Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs), seeking to invite additional expertise in TIL therapies to the Standards Committee.  We added three physicians to help us incorporate concepts important to the process of collecting and manufacturing tissues for these important therapies.  The work from this group is underway with plans to publish the second edition in early 2023.

Last September, the public was given the opportunity to submit comments on the third edition of Common Standards.  I joined the process following receipt of those comments and worked with the Steering Committee to finalize the Common Standards.  We are actively working to prepare this document for final publication with an anticipated release date in August 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that healthcare is approached all around the world.  FACT has not been immune.  We have thrived using the virtual meeting process to continue to meet the needs of our accredited programs while working to improve the Standards.  We have learned together via our online workshops and boot camps.  When possible, we have gathered in person, including during the recent ISCT Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.  I look forward to continuing to work and learn with each of you in the upcoming years.  If you ever have any questions or if I can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out at